Posted 18 December 2003 - 02:16 PM
does anyone know any good resources/tutorials on learing Flash Intros...
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 02:31 PM
Some of the older phong.com sites had a decent application of Flash, but the recent ones are pretty damned heavy.
Java is definitely a Bad Thing. At least when used in web design.
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 03:18 PM
Not knocking the language. I try not to do that with things I don't understand well, and Java fits that category. Maybe it's the implementation that's caused the trouble I've run up against. Of course when something works right, as a user, you don't really notice it. It's only when something fscks you up bad enough that you have to reboot and you lose data you've worked on that you remember it so vividly.
Maybe it's all the overused applets (lake and such) that have predisposed people to disliking Java so much. Sorry man, it crashed my computer too often.
Sorry if I'm veering OT, I just like to give my reasoning for my viewpoints so they aren't taken the wrong way. Nothing personal neuro, maybe you write killer code and I only remember stuff written by some ham-handed asshole copying out of a book. So what are everyone elses reasons? I'd like to know.
Posted 20 December 2003 - 03:07 AM
Java has no need to be on the web unless your writing a RAT or something that needs to be a cross platform system user level app; Its slow, needs too much libs to get to work if you can even do it right, and is about to be unseated as M$ was outright told to take it out of winho as M$ lost a settlment to keep it as a part of winho.. so without winhos user base where it is going to go? to /dev/null so its better to stop using it now instead of later when I have the added task of recoding everything to get rid of it.
Use this knowledge well and your sites will load faster, look better, and help you gain the respect of your peers.. or at least your friends.
Posted 20 December 2003 - 02:21 PM
We used to call that "designing because I can" Tends to make your project look like a ransom note by the end. My boss is the worst offender of this, but I'm not going there.
I and many others are sick of sites that are designed badly due to not having a purpose or the fucktard coding it wanting to show off because his nuts are smaller then his mothers and he thinks it makes him look skilled in the eyes of his peers..
Thanks for the education White_Raven, I was unaware of the Micro$oft settlement situation.
Posted 20 December 2003 - 03:59 PM
The hodgpodg of 'designing because I can' as you called it is the worst thing programmers learn wehn they start out; granated its normal to want to stretch your legs, but thats just too much.. Its something windows users learn the most, comes from not having to think to use your operating system; In the end it breeds incompatibility and closed mindedness to new ideas, and that hurts us all.
As for the SUN thing, I think it was on slashdot, and M$ also lost another court case agaisnt them for the IE browser and how it handles plugins, this means that flash and the rest will not be able to use that interface.. so things may be changing, its best to get a solid foundation and use that instead of useless fluf anyway.
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 11:50 AM
If it's a site that you want to be found and visited, then the search engines need to be able to catalog it's content. They can;t do that if everything is in graphics or a Flash movie. To the best of my knowledge, the evil Googlebots tend to pass right over things like metatags and go right for the HTML coding to find the keywords that will be used when searching. If your page is built all in Flash or is all graphics, there is nothing for the searchbots to digest, and they'll move on to the next site in search of food.
That's the reason I tend not to design sites that are 100% in Flash. I prefer to use a mixture of Flash and HTML. That way they look and perform pretty and fun, they don't take forever to load, and the searchbots can find them.
Flashkit is a GREAT resource, as are the discussion boards on Macromedia website. For ideas and inspriation, try here: http://www.bestflashanimationsite.com/
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